El Centro, California - The Imperial County Assessor, Robert Menvielle, wishes to inform business and personal property owners that the last day to file their annual property statement without a 10% penalty is Monday, May 8, 2017. All filings received and/or postmarked after May 8, 2017 will be subject to a 10% late filing penalty.
Ownership and taxability of all personal property is determined each year as of January 1. Owners of businesses, financial institutions, multi-residential apartment properties, general aircraft or individuals who acquired a vessel in 2016 are required to file a 2017 property statement.
Electronic filing offers a number of advantages for taxpayers including the direct transmittal of data to the Assessor, an electronic receipt with a date and time stamp and after the initial first year set up, the e-form will automatically populate in subsequent years and only require that the business list changes made in the current year.